Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares His View on AI Chatbots

Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares His View on AI Chatbots

We’ve all seen Artificial Intelligence (AI) at work numerous times already, but in 2023, the technology has been more controversial than ever. It’s obvious why. Unless you’re a visitor from another planet, you’ve already heard about all the frenzy and hype surrounding AI chatbots such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT. 

Neil deGrasse Tyson, a renowned American astrophysicist, who has been constantly involved in explaining scientific topics to the mainstream media, is now eager to tell the world a few things about the rise of AI as well. 

We must be optimistic

Despite the fact that AI will take over many of our jobs, there are still reasons to be optimistic, according to deGrasse Tyson. Speaking to Fox News Digital, the famous astrophysicist stated:

Of course AI will replace jobs,

Entire sectors of our economy have gone obsolete in the presence of technology ever since the dawn of the industrial era.

He also added, as Fox News also quotes:

The historical flaw in the reasoning is to presume that when jobs disappear, there will be no other jobs for people to do,

More people are employed in the world than ever before, yet none of them are making buggy whips. Just because you can’t see a new job sector on the horizon, does not mean it’s not there.

What about students who cheat on their exams using ChatGPT? Surely this is a problem, but Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t see it that way. He also explained:

If students cheat on a term paper by getting ChatGPT to write it for them, should we blame the student? Or is it the fault of an education system that we’ve honed over the past century to value grades more than students value learning?

The scientist continued:

ChatGPT may be the long-needed, long-awaited force to reform how and why we value what we learn in school.

It’s obvious at this point that not everybody can love AI chatbots. Their contestants say that AI is making us lazy and unproductive, while it will also make a lot of people lose their jobs. 
What is your opinion on the subject? Let us know in a comment!


Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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